Like it or not, more then Kurt Cobain’s legacy is being controlled by the drug addled walking train wreck known as Courtney Love. Their daughter, Francis Bean, who is turning 18 on August 15th, has been scarred by this woman even more then her singing scarred us.
Last December, a restraining order was placed on Courtney to keep her away from her daughter – a good sign that Francis might be trying to maintain her sanity – but Courtney is doing everything she can to damage the 17 year old anyhow. Courtney recently warned that she fears Francis will kill herself with drugs! That’s a pretty strong thing to say. What sort of proof does Courtney cite in this warning? None. She simply says that since Francis has so much money, it’s obvious she’s going to start doing enough drugs to kill herself.
I have seen an unreasonable number of bad movies in my time. Yet there is one that is so gleefully horrid that the first time I saw it, I sat in awe of the sheer shittitude that confronted me. Battlefield Earth was released in 2000, and depicts the human race’s struggle against an alien race known as the Pschlos (seriously – Hubbard added an “L” to the word Psychos in an attempt to be clever.) It stars John Travolta as the leader of the ridiculously named alien race, and it was based on Travolta’s religious icon, L Ron Hubbard’s book of the same name.
He said this in a recent interview with the LA Times when asked about the genre he is currently directing in: “It’s been mined to death and in some cases the quality control is not what it’s supposed to be. People are just going to get bored of it.”
A nice surprise was hidden in the layer after layer of dork-cake that was served up at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego this year. There was a Quantum Leap retrospective starring none other than my original man-crush, Scott Bakula. When the subject of a Quantum Leap movie was broached, Bakula let the news slip that it is beyond possible. In fact, the creator of Quantum Leap, Donald P. Bellisario, is already well into a script for the movie version of his hit series!
There is some bad news though. While Scott Bakula said that Bellisario was writing parts in the new film for both Bakula and Dean Stockwell, they would not be the stars of the movie. They are simply too old now. Really? You dragged Harrison Ford’s musty ass off of Flockhart to star in an unwanted Indy film. Why can’t Bakula and Stockwell come back to Leap? Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.